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Welcome to the section of the Peterborough Safeguarding Children Board website for Parents, Carers and members of the public.

The safety and welfare of children – or safeguarding – is everybody’s responsibility. Safeguarding means protecting children from physical, emotional, sexual abuse and neglect in all environments including at home, in school, on the street and in the digital world. It also means helping children to grow up into confident, healthy and happy adults.

Most children generally enjoy happy childhood experiences within their own family. Unfortunately for some, this is not the case. As a parent, carer, neighbour or anyone in contact with children and families you may at times have concerns about the welfare of a child. These could be concerns about their development, appearance or behaviour which may indicate signs of abuse.

Concerned?

If you are suspicious or have any concerns that a child is suffering or is likely to suffer significant harm, including any form of mistreatment or abuse, see our reporting concerns page.

If you think a child is in immediate danger

Don’t delay – call the police on 101 (or in an emergency 999) or call the NSPCC on 0808 800 5000, straight away

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